Trending: ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

By Lewis Wiener and Alexander Fuchs, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (December 15, 2016, 12:46 PM EST) -- Lewis Wiener

Alex Fuchs Over the past year, over 240 lawsuits, most of them class actions, have been filed against companies, principally in the retail, hospitality and financial services industries, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act for failure to maintain websites that are accessible to the blind and visually impaired. The trend is likely to continue into 2017. The steady shift in our economy from traditional brick-and-mortar stores to online commerce has brought increased attention to website accessibility. Given the increasing number of website accessibility suits, companies that maintain a web presence must understand the requirements of the ADA...

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